Dark adjective - Being without light or without much light.
Usage example: a dark alley that most people wisely avoided
Stygian is a synonym for dark in lack of light topic. In some cases you can use "Stygian" instead an adjective "Dark". rare substitute
Both words in one sentence
- Rithuly from Sluggy Freelance, a vaguely defined "dark god" with strong Eldritch Abomination vibes: his "true form is of a great flying Stygian dragon" but he "usually appears man-sized, either as a wispy tentacle-headed dark ghost or a charming handsome man in a white robe adorned with jewelry."
Source: Humanoid Abomination
- Den of Iniquity Department of Redundancy Department: Examples include "the Stygian cloud of charcoal ebony", which amounts to "the dark cloud of black black".
Source: Literature / The Eye of Argon
- Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle invokes this with Alice's "Stygian Maid's Dress" and the Duchess' "Dark Duchess" persona, while Carmina is a more thoughful exploration of the trope, dream rape aside.
Source: Evil Is Sexy
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